Hands-on History’ winners earn scholarships

Hands-on History’ winners earn scholarships
Posted on 04/25/2018
Hands-on History’ winners earn scholarshipsFive winners were named in the Hands-On History competition held April 15.

The students are Peter Zelenka, Cecilia Estrada Elena, Raven Taylor, Emaleigh Smith, and the team of Talia Anderson, Abby Sanders, and Maize Tucker.

Hamilton Elementary School student Zelenka’s paper titled, “The Ferries of Lake Crescent,” earned him a $500 scholarship in junior division.

Anderson, Sanders and Tucker wrote “Unleashing the Beast: The Elwha River Restoration Project,” which placed second in the junior division and a shared $500 scholarship for the Port Angeles High School freshmen.

First-place in the senior division was Forks High School junior Estrada Elena. She won a $1,500 scholarship for her paper about Minerva Troy, a nurse and artist.

“The Manis Mastodon Site” by PAHS freshman Taylor, and “Scandinavian Settlement at Lake Ozette” by Smith, Olympic Christian School eighth-grader, won junior division commendation awards and $75 gift cards from Port Book & News.

Three judges examined the papers during a public presentation Sunday, attended by about 100 people.

The competition sponsored by the North Olympic History Center, formerly the Clallam County Historical Society.

All five papers are available to read online at www.clallamhistoricalsociety.com under Collections, >Hands On History: Student Presentations

For more information, email Patrick Noonan at papanoon@gmail.com.

(Featured) 2018 HOH Student Participants:  2018 Hands On History program participants standing at the reception counter at the History Center Research Library, from left to right: Peter Zelenka, 6th grade; Emaleigh Smith, 8th grade; Maizie Tucker, 9th grade; Raven Taylor, 9th grade; Talia Anderson, 9th grade; Abby Sanders, 9th grade. Not pictured: Cecilia Elana Estrada, 9th grade.


Peter Zalenka Lk Crescent Ferries - Peter Zelenka, Junior Division, $500 Scholarship for his project on Lake Crescent Ferries.


Maize Tucker Abby Sanders Talia Anderson Elwha Dams - Maizie Tucker, Abby Sanders, Talia Anderson, Junior Division, share a $500 Scholarship for their Elwha Dam Project

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